Hello, all. There’s less than ten days to go until the start of this year’s Na/GloPoWriMo. I hope you’re revving your creative engines!

New sites are being posted daily, and we’re happy to see so many people signing up to post their work online. But if you’d prefer to keep your participation analog, that’s fine too – the only thing you need to participate in Na/GloPoWriMo is a willingness to write poems.

Our craft resource for the week is an oldie-but-a-goodie, Wallace Stevens’s The Necessary Angel. I first picked up this book, with a garish purple cover enlivened by an incongruous blue Cupid, in the “overstock” section of a used bookstore. Stevens, who trained as a lawyer and as journalist, is known for his intellectual, persnickety, exacting poems. His essays are no different, but if you are game to seriously nerd out about poetry, you should give it a try!

We’ll be back in a week for a three-day countdown to Na/GloPoWriMo. Can you feel the excitement building? We can, but then, we live for this stuff! At any rate, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at napowrimonet AT gmail DOT com.

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